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IQ, Academic,
& Gifted Testing

Gifted /IQ /Academic - page header image

IQ, Academic,
& Gifted Testing

Testing For Intellectual & Academic Giftedness

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Do you believe your child may be gifted? Are you seeking AIG services in Wake, Guilford, Durham, Orange, Lee, Johnston counties or elsewhere in the North Carolina Public School System? Or are you simply curious about your child's IQ or cognitive abilities? Wynns Family Psychology offers a full range of expert testing services, including Intelligence Quotient (IQ), Achievement, and Academically/Intellectually Gifted (AIG) evaluations. Click HERE for a complete list of our assessment services.

How Do You Know If Your Child Is Gifted?

Do you wonder if your child is Gifted because he or she has an excellent memory, is an early reader, is a creative thinker, or has strong problem-solving skills? Often parents witness signs that a child may be brighter or more advanced than average. Although there is no official list, you can find signs of giftedness on our IQ and Gifted Resources page. This may give you a better idea about whether or not you child may be Gifted / have a high IQ and warrant AIG, Academic, or IQ Testing.

Why to Consider Academically / Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Testing for Your Child

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In addition to having valuable information about your child's strengths and weakness, if you think he or she is highly intelligent and could be considered "gifted," you may want AIG Testing. Testing your child with one of our experienced professionals can:

  • Help identify your child for a Gifted program
  • Provide details about learning needs, including strengths and weaknesses
  • Discover any learning disabilities requiring intervention
  • Help advocate for appropriate educational accommodations

The best time to test for giftedness is when your child is 4-years-old or older. Testing before age four can sometimes result in unreliable scores because behavior is more unpredictable.

AIG / Gifted Testing for Children

Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted testing combines both IQ and Achievement assessments to determine if your child is eligible for AIG services within his or her NC public school. If your child is identified as gifted, it's important to get him or her appropriate educational experiences at an early age. Gifted kids can quickly become bored with school if lessons are beneath their academic and intellectual levels. This can ironically lead to underachieving or behavioral challenges if their special needs aren't met.

IQ Testing for Children (& Adults)

We also provide IQ Testing for children and adults, which is designed to evaluate an individual’s innate cognitive/intellectual abilities – not necessarily what has already been learned, but his or her cognitive/intellectual capacity. This testing is designed to identify cognitive strengths and weaknesses. IQ Testing can be provided on its own or as a component of AIG (Academically/Intellectually Gifted), LD (Learning Disability), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), or ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) evaluations.

Achievement Testing for Children

Achievement testing assesses your child's performance in reading, writing, and math – this determines what he or she has already learned and knows. It measures the comprehension of acquired skills and content. Achievement testing can help determine your child's specific areas of academic strengths and weaknesses and it can be a valuable resource, across different types of schooling environments, by tracking your child's academic progress over the years

We Can Help with Gifted, IQ, and Achievement Testing

Wynns Family Psychology is experienced with Gifted evaluations, Learning Disability Evaluations, and Achievement / IQ testing. We frequently test children in the Wake, Guilford, Durham, and Orange County Public School Systems, as well as surrounding areas. We're confident you'll be more than satisfied with our services, as our professional assessments and thorough reports have a stellar reputation throughout NC!


Gifted /IQ /Academic Resources & Articles

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Testing F.A.Q.

Because Wynns Family Psychology highly values assessments, we specifically block time on our schedules each week for testing cases. So, when you call to set up a testing appointment, we can typically see you within a week or two. After the evaluation, we generally schedule an in-person feedback session within 3 weeks to discuss the comprehensive report results. Please also note, for evaluations that require parent and teacher surveys, it is important to complete quickly (e.g., by the final day of face-to-face testing is ideal) and to check in with teachers to ensure they’ve completed their paperwork as well. This data is an important aspect of diagnostic decision making and reports can be very long and time consuming. Delays in paperwork can mean delays in results.

When it comes to Gifted Testing, many parents know their child is “bright” but don’t know specific strengths. The I.Q. and Achievement components that comprise our Gifted Testing provide a comprehensive assessment of your child’s cognitive and academic abilities. And once you have the report, you can use it to qualify your child for AIG services to make school more challenging and enriching!

It depends on your specific concerns. Experts recommend when dealing with disorders (like Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, AD/HD, Learning Disabilities, etc.), the sooner the intervention — the better. With certain disorders such as these, waiting to test (and hoping things will improve on their own) can result in your child’s problems getting worse. If you feel unsure about how to proceed, an in-person consultation is the best and most thorough way to assess your child’s situation. After this meeting, we’ll make recommendations about which tests would be most helpful (or whether one of our other services such as individual or group therapy might be more appropriate). And the price of most consults can be applied toward the cost of our testing packages. Or if you prefer, we’re always happy to provide a free 10-15 minute phone consultation to discuss your concerns and help you determine which path to take.

Call the office (919-467-7777) to schedule the parent consult. This is an in-depth parent-only interview to go over the history, the purpose for your testing, and to ensure the evaluation you choose is designed to answer those questions for you. This meeting providers you more information about testing so you can make a decision about moving forward (whether you decide in the office or need to think about it/ discuss it first). Your evaluator can help you then with next steps (e.g., cost of testing package, whether parent or teacher surveys are needed) when you’re ready. The cost of this meeting is the provider’s hourly fee. If you choose to move forward with testing, that cost is deducted from the full cost of the testing package

Parents often have concerns about their child’s academic, social, developmental, or emotional functioning. They know that “something just isn’t right” but can’t put their finger on it. Undergoing a thorough psychological or psychoeducational assessment can provide specific answers about what is (and what isn’t) going on with your child. Many parents see their children flounder in school and their personal lives for years — spending money on tutors and therapists, without ever determining the root cause of the problem. Having a formal and professional assessment not only yields diagnoses and rules out other disorders, it ultimately saves valuable time and money. Additionally, parents often share our reports with their schools to setup an IEP, 504, or Gifted Plan (DEP) with pediatricians and other professionals such as speech therapists, occupational therapists, and tutors.

Our expert evaluation services are administered by experienced, doctoral-level psychologists that know how to connect with kids in a fun and relaxed environment. We help families by accurately diagnosing children with a wide variety of complex and overlapping concerns. And our comprehensive assessments not only uncover the presence of underlying learning, attention, and psychological issues, but also provide in-depth details about each child’s unique strengths, weaknesses, and needs. We take great pride in the quality, accuracy, and timeliness of our assessments. As a result, our solution-focused reports and custom recommendations piece together a child’s complex puzzle and teach families how to deal with ongoing problems. By the end of your feedback session, your family will be equipped with the answers needed to properly address your concerns and successfully move forward.

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Get In Touch - Information & Scheduling

Call 919-467-7777 or email to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our therapy services, testing services, social skills groups, custody services, and team of psychologists and therapists. You can also complete our new client inquiry form to get started.

Most new clients are scheduled for their first full appointment at the Cary, Raleigh, or Greensboro, NC office locations within one to two weeks of calling. We also offer telehealth for those who prefer to have virtual sessions from home, school, or the office.

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